from Team Sunweb has
won the Danilith Nokere Koerse race.
Danilith Nokere Koerse was a 195.6 kms race, with a start in Deinze and finish
in Nokere and included seven times of the Nokerenberg climb, which is 350m long
at 5.7% average and 7% maximum.
were in the first break of the day and had a 2.10 lead after thirty kilometres.
It went out
to over seven minutes with 120kms to go and at 6.10 with 90kms and four local
laps, two small ones and two big ones left.
laps left and 65kms of racing to go, the gap to David Boucher, Axel Journiaux, Yoann Offredo, Otto Vergaerde y
Mattia Viel was at 3.37.
There was a
big crash with 52kms remaining, following a touch of wheels when riders tried
to move up on the right-hand side of the road.
later and there was another crash with two riders in a ditch and Team Sky’s
Owain Doull down along with Jai Hindley who took their time getting up.
break dropped to three riders, there was another crash with Lotto Soudal having
a rider down.
The gap was
falling rapidly, so Lars Boom tried to attack just before the final climb of
It was down
to 52 seconds with a lap to go with Boucher taking the KOM prize.
sent another rider up the road before the peloton ended the break with 25kms
more crashes with everyone together on the Leedorp cobbles with 7kms remaining
led before he too crashed. Bora Hansgrohe attacked with 350m to go. There was a
big crash but those who missed it, battled on with Max Walscheld of Team Sunweb
and Vanderpoel crashing before the 23 years old Cees Bol from Team Sunweb taking
the win ahead of Pascal Ackermann, who said it was a hard race but
congratulated the winner and said that he was lucky today.
Philippsen was third.
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